… to former Indian engineer whose floral headpieces went viral. Published by BBC on February 6, 2020.
Brides in southern India typically wear elaborate floral headpieces – and Kalpana Rajesh makes them for a living. She grew up watching her mother weave garlands of marigolds, jasmine and roses for brides. And she says that’s when she fell in love with the craft.
But the engineer turned into an entrepreneur much later, driven by a moment of inspiration.
Flowers teach us that life is temporary
and one has to live happily in the moment.
Video by Sangeetham Prabhakar and Nikita Mandhani